What Are Eye Boogers?

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Bacterial and Viral Conjunctivitis

The thin connective tissue over the eye is called the conjunctiva. When this becomes inflamed, it's referred to as conjunctivitis. Its other name, pink eye, alludes to one of the symptoms, which is a pink or red tinge to the whites of the eyes.

Conjunctivitis can be allergic, bacterial or viral. Both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can be highly contagious. A symptom of bacterial conjunctivitis is sticky, white eye boogers. Sticky yellow eye boogers may also occur.1Boyd, Kierstan. ‘Conjunctivitis: What Is Pink Eye?’ American Academy of Ophthalmology, 17 Sept. 2020, www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/pink-eye-conjunctivitis

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